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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • I stopped here for several hours to take in the incredible views. There is a small gift store at the summit, but the viewing tower was closed for repairs. You can relax in the Bascom Lodge, have a gla...  more »
  • We went up Mount Greylock as Mount Washington had closed for the season, the drive up was pretty easy and plenty of vista points, the weather also changes as you rise up the mountain, we left with qui...  more »
  • Visiting Mt Greylock is a great experience, either by car, or, if you have most of a day, by hiking. As the highest peak in Massachusetts, the ride up has great views all the way up. Climb the War Mem...  more »